[Samba] Samba AD DC and browsing of shares

TAKAHASHI Motonobu monyo at monyo.com
Fri Mar 20 21:45:46 MDT 2015

From: Jānis <je at ktf.rtu.lv>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:32:37 +0200
> > You do not have to use samba 4 to create an AD DC, you can use samba 4 just
> > like samba 3, as a standalone server, as a client in a windows domain, as
> > an NT-4 style PDC, with or without Openldap etc, etc.
> So, that means i can re-compile samba(4) --without-ad-dc; configure it as
> NT-4 style DC and have Win8.1 computers joining it?

No, --with or --without-ad-dc, you can configure Samba4 as NT-4 style DC.

From: Jānis <je at ktf.rtu.lv>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:39:00 +0200

> everything is working fine.
> How fast should it be expected for the domain info to spread over the
> network? It took a few minutes for the freshly joined samba server to get
> the auth info for the shares on it from the DC (I judge it by the ability
> to wbinfo -u on the file server to give domain users' info)

If "domain info" means browse list, it is usually updated every 12 - 15 
minutes from each machines.

TAKAHASHI Motonobu <monyo at monyo.com> / @damemonyo 

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